Family

Disney Family Photos with Southern Meets Urban - Christmas Edition by Christian Hernandez

Several months ago, MJ reached out to me for some family photos around Disney World property. We captured some great moments and when she returned for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade in December, she wanted to keep the memories alive with some photos.

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Hernandez-Nieves-Cottrell Family Christmas 2018 by Christian Hernandez

For years, our family has been opening Christmas gifts on December 24th. On the 25th, we usually go to my mom’s cousin’s house and shoot pellet guns at targets, eat some food, and be around family. This year, that’s what we did once again.

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Family Portraits - The Carmany's by Christian Hernandez

In addition to weddings, one other type of photography I’ve been doing more of lately is family photography. The Carmany’s reached out to me for a family portrait session at their home for this year’s Christmas cards. All included, we had 6 kids ranging in ages from small children to adults, and we took photos both indoors and outdoors. The day was a bit overcast and it actually rained at one point, but thankfully we were able to capture some genuine moments that made for great photos.

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Photographing my Godparents by Christian Hernandez

My Godparents recently came up from Puerto Rico to visit the Florida side of the family for a few days. Among the obligatory visit to Disney, they allowed me some time to capture some moments and feature them in front of the camera. They revealed at the beginning of the shoot is that they haven’t had photos of them taken since their wedding 30+ years ago. I’m glad I was able to send them with some happy memories they can keep and share for years to come.

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Photographing a Hawaiian Wedding by Christian Hernandez

In October, I went to Hawaii to photograph my first destination wedding. Jackie (the bride) reached out to me in April to see if I’d be available to photograph her wedding in Hawaii. I emphatically said YES!

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Photographing my Grandparents at Disney by Christian Hernandez

In June of this year, my sister and I took our grandparents to Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Disney had some special pricing for that month, and with the fact that they hadn’t been to the parks in several years, we decided to have a day of fun with them.

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Disney Family Photos with Southern Meets Urban by Christian Hernandez

Several months ago, MJ reached out to me after seeing some of my Disney-themed portrait work on Instagram. She runs a nutrition and lifestyle blog called Southern Meets Urban and in September, she was going to be traveling to Orlando and wanted some family photos around the parks with her daughters to document their trip. After finalizing the details on dates/times/locations, I was really excited and looking forward to capturing some special moments for them.

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Family Photography - Photographing my Cousins by Christian Hernandez

My cousin and her husband just moved back to Florida from Georgia. They are both engineers and move cities/states just about every few years to be closer to each of their project’s sites. They are now working on a project in Florida and called me up for some family photos. They take some each year for their Christmas cards and to have a record of how the kids have grown throughout the years. I happily obliged!

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Making Pottery at Porch Pottery by Christian Hernandez

I had been wanting to take a pottery class for a while, so before I moved back to Florida, I purchased a Groupon for a 2-hour pottery class that included making pottery on a wheel. The Groupon was for 4 people, so it was perfect for my family and I. The only time I had done anything with pottery was in 5th grade and I don't remember a lot of it, so I thought why not try it out for fun?

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Our Trip to St. Augustine, Florida by Christian Hernandez

Two of my grandparents had been wanting to drive up to St. Augustine for a few months now. So yesterday, my sister and I drove the 2 hours up north from Orlando to take them and spend the day walking around the town.

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Street Photography at Walt Disney World III by Christian Hernandez

Street Photography at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

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Street Photography at Walt Disney World II by Christian Hernandez

On Monday, July 16, my family and I went to Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center. Here are some street-style photos I shot while there.

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Inheritance of Hope - Family Photos by Christian Hernandez

In May of this year, I had the privilege of photographing for Inheritance of Hope. An amazing organization inspiring hope in families facing the loss of a parent. Here are a few of the photos.

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Portraits of My Father - July 2018 by Christian Hernandez

At the church my family attends here in Florida, they choose to recognize and honor service members on the Sunday before Independence Day. This year on July 1, 2018, I took these portraits of my father in his Army uniform after church.

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